A man had to be stretchered off hills and taken to hospital by mountain rescue teams on Saturday (February 18) morning.

The man was walking on the Cleveland Way when he sustained an ankle injury and was unable to carry on.

Mountain rescue volunteers were called to the scene by North Yorkshire Police and provided him with pain relief.

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The man was stretchered 600 meters to the mountain rescue team’s Land Rover before he was taken on to hospital.

The Northern Echo: The man had to be stretchered 600 meters.The man had to be stretchered 600 meters. (Image: CLEVELAND MOUNTAIN RESCUE)

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team added: “The Team’s call-out officer contacted the man’s friend to confirm the location and to check the casualty’s condition.

“They had provided an accurate location to the police using the What3Words app, were able to provide good information to the Team and were well equipped to keep the casualty warm.

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“After the first personnel arrived at an RV-point on farmland they continued on as far as they could by car, then walked up the Cleveland Way to reach the casualty, gradually being joined by other members as they arrived, taking with them medical and rescue equipment.

The Northern Echo: Cleveland Mountain Rescue volunteers rushed to the walker's aid.Cleveland Mountain Rescue volunteers rushed to the walker's aid. (Image: CLEVELAND MOUNTAIN RESCUE)

“After providing pain relief and stabilising the injury the casualty was carried about 600-metres on a rescue stretcher to the Team’s Land Rover and driven back to the RV-point from where he was taken to hospital.”

Twenty-one members of the mountain rescue team were involved in the response.

It is the eight time Cleveland Mountain Rescue has been called out this year so far.

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